Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the gold ounce format (abbreviated as 1 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Gods of Olympus series of premium bullion coins by the Perth Mint, and is dedicated to Apollo, the god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Seen as the most beautiful god and the ideal of the kouros (ephebe, or a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo is considered to be the most Greek of all the gods.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage 100
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content: one troy ounce of 99.99% gold.

Below the portrait are the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

The portrait of the Queen has a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts Apollo in a garden playing his golden lyre. In the background is the nymph Daphne, transformed into a laurel tree.

Around below, the inscription APOLLO.

The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is on the right. The designer's initials JM, for Jennifer McKenna, are near the rim on the left.

Parts of the figure of the god, and the inscription, have a mirror finish; the rest of the surface is frosted.

Reverse Inscription APOLLO
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, frosted surfaces.
Packaging: in capsule, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity by LPM (exclusive distributor).

The coin was issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as there was no portrait of the king approved for use in Tuvalu yet, the obverse of the coin portrays a "Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse" with the dates of her reign - "1952 - 2022".

See also

Coins in the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus series include (ordered by design / metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Zeus, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Zeus, Tuvalu 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Tuvalu 2014
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Poseidon, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Poseidon, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hades, Tuvalu 2014
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hades, Tuvalu 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Ares, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Ares, Tuvalu 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Apollo, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Apollo, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Apollo, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hephaestus, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hermes, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hera, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Hera, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Athena, Tuvalu 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Athena, Tuvalu 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2015
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Aphrodite, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (with Antique version), Aphrodite, Tuvalu 2022
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Demeter, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 5 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Artemis, Cook Islands 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Hestia, Cook Islands 2017
- 1 oz Silver (with Antique version), Artemis, Tuvalu 2023

All (24) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2016 Pearl Harbor unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2019 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Laughing Buddha 288 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary - Family Crest 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 Au 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary, Rectangle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Ryu 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Chun Li 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Ares 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Artemis 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 The Black Flag Fleet - Fancy 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2023 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
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Gold Ounce 2023 Gods of Olympus - Apollo: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.6000 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-BWKY-EYJD
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